Everything you need to make your garden grow!
Let us transplant your houseplants for you sometime this year.
Free transplanting happens on the third Wednesday of the month. 
(with the exception of May which is our busiest month) Limit of 3 plants.  
 
We will also re-pot your houseplants for a minimal charge, any day during the week. You may have to leave it with us if we are too busy when you stop in .
Be sure to cover your plants when transporting them during the colder months.

Garden Clinics

Come join us for our 2019 Garden Clinics
 
January 12 – Feed the Birds Not the Squirrels with Dan Ziomek, HGC Nursery Manager

Dan, long time Hadley Garden Center employee, lifelong birding enthusiast and the voice behind Birdsongs, will give a talk on bird feeding. He will focus his talk on attracting more birds, preventing squirrels and which seeds attract which birds. Stop in and enjoy the discussion and bring questions for Dan to answer. 

January 19 – Understanding Invasive Plants, the Problem and
Choices that Help with Tom Lautzenheiser from Mass Audubon

Tom will lead a multi layered discussion on invasive plants including considering native plants. Tom will also talk about ecological effects of native vs non-native plantings and brief profiles of common invasive plants.

January 26 – Organic Vegetable Gardening
with Gaby Immerman, Smith College Landscape & Education Specialist

Gaby will discuss the basics of organic vegetable gardening including site selection, soil preparation, fertilizers and general maintenance.

February 2 – Know your Plants and Attract More Pollinators
with Master Gardeners Larri Cochran & Peggy MacLeod, WMass Pollinator Network

Larri & Peggy will talk about the life cycles of native butterflies and other pollinators as well as the importance of host plants and how to select the best pollinator supporting plants.  



All Clinics are on Saturdays beginning at 1:00 pm.
They are free, but space is limited, so come early.
 Additional parking next door at All About Learning.

For further information please call 413-584-1423


Where are the Birds? by Dan Ziomek

Given the weather we have had up to this point many people are asking us why they have so few birds at their feeders. The answer is more complex than you might think. The mild weather and lack of snow cover does make natural food sources more readily available. Berries do not shrivel, weed seeds can still be found and water is always available. 

Feeding stations are also high stress environments for the birds. They have to fight for their food with bullies such as House Sparrows, Starlings and Blue Jays. In addition a concentration of birds at our feeders is a magnet for predators such as Cooper’s Hawks, Sharp-Shimmed Hawks and house cats! This means the birds have to be on high alert at all times, which adds more stress to their lives. All this stress leaves them more susceptible to avian diseases such as Conjunctivitis which can lead to large die-offs of certain species. Given all of these factors you can see why most birds prefer natural food sources over our offerings if the weather conditions allow.
 
Microgreens and Baby Greens: Sow and Grow Guide
R ed Russian Kale

S prouts Sandwich Mix
Baby Greens
Peas for Shoots

Microgreens and Baby Greens  are easy to grow right on your counter-top and pack big flavor and nutrients in a small package.

What are sprouts?
Sprouts are seeds that have just germinated, sometimes with up to 2” of shoots, grown without soil, and the seeds, roots, and shoots are all enjoyed. Sprouts are ready to eat in just 2 to 10 days.

What are microgreens?
Microgreens are young, leafy vegetables, flowers, or herbs that are harvested just above the medium (indoor “soil”) when the plants are1”–2” tall. Microgreens include the first pair of leaves, called cotyledons, and the just-developing, true leaves, depending on preference. They ready to harvest in 1–4 weeks, producing one crop.

What are baby greens?
Baby greens are similar to microgreens in that they are grown in medium, but they are harvested at 2”–4” tall, in 2–4 weeks. If you harvest leaving some leaves on the plants, they will regrow up to two times.


 
New Seeds for 2019
Cucumber
Spacemaster

Carrot
Tonda di Parigi
Message from Tom and Janine
r staff and for the wonderful community we work and liv in. Seeds Glorious Seeds

2018 was another busy year here at the garden center and one thing is for sure - every year brings weather challenges and something new. Now is a great time to rejuvenate and get ready for the inevitable change of season. It's a great time for seed starting and browsing the racks. If you are looking for something new, unusual or just hard to find, we stock numerous companies and hundreds of varieties. Hope to see you soon.
We wish everyone a healthy and happy holiday season. 
Sincerely,

Tom & Janine Giles
& the staff of the Hadley Garden Center
Hadley Garden Center | 413-584-1423 www.hadleygardencenter.com